Up with a Twist: Our Elegant, Easy Messy Bun

Hot summer days call for an easy, evening-worthy messy bun. Stay cool with this 4-step style.

Ashley Riddle Williams
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Robbie Caponetto

Step 1: Getting Started

To keep strands in place, generously spritz texturizing spray all over hair from root to tip. Next, tie a ponytail at the nape of the neck, leaving out two large pieces of hair on either side.

messy bun
Robbie Caponetto

Step 2: Braid Ponytail

Braid ponytail, and secure with a small band at bottom.

messy bun
Robbie Caponetto

Step 3: Twist

Twist braid into a bun, pinning as needed. Tuck the tail of the braid under the bun at the bottom, and secure with bobby pins.

messy bun
Robbie Caponetto

Step 4: Swirl and Secure

4 Finish by twisting one side piece of hair away from the face, swirling around the bun, and securing underneath. Repeat on the opposite side. For a more relaxed look, loosen strands around the face.

messy bun
Robbie Caponetto

Messy Bun Pro Tip

Secure hair in place by sliding pin in an upward direction with flat side against the scalp.